Age Recommendation: Any!
Length of Activity: 5-10min
Supplies Needed: Pencil & Paper (optional: pen)
We’ve all heard of Baby Yoda, the star of Disney’s hit show, The Mandalorian. With his round eyes and massive ears, he’s a perfect character to cartoonify! Once you master the basics of drawing a character and manipulating its poses, you can turn any cute animal into a cartoon! Follow these steps to create your very own Baby Yoda! At the end, I’ve also attached some examples of Baby Yoda’s I’ve created using these steps.
Step 1: Draw guidelines
Guidelines are often overlooked, but they’re actually great for outlining the placement of other aspects of Baby Yoda’s face later on. In short: don’t skip guidelines!!
Step 2: Add ears and face outline
Ears should be shaped like triangles extending very far from Baby Yoda’s face, giving him his signature silhouette. When outlining his face, be sure to utilize the guidelines we created earlier while still adding some more roundness to increase his cuteness!
Step 3: Add facial details
This is the part where you can really make this Baby Yoda your own. I’ve chosen to give him some eyebrows and blush, but you can add any facial expressions you like.
Step 4: Add his signature robe
Baby Yoda’s robe is his signature outfit. However, feel free to put him in any outfit you like. This is also the step where you can manipulate his pose to do anything you’d like.
(Optional) Step 5: Outline your drawing
Outlining is never required, but it will make your drawing look cleaner. If you choose to do so, don’t rush the process! Outlining is a very detailed task that should be done carefully as to not ruin the drawing you already finished.